July 20, 2022

Erin Thorburn

Most Influential Women: Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022, including Lin Sue Flood, director of community engagement, Hospice of the ValleyIn celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2022 dinner and reception.

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The Most Influential Women for 2022 will be honored at a reception on August 25 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Lin Sue Flood, director of community engagement, Hospice of the Valley

BACKGROUND: In 2015, after a 34-year career as a TV newscaster, Lin Sue Flood joined the leadership team at one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the nation. As director of community engagement, she helps raise awareness and connect families to Hospice of the Valley programs that support people with chronic or terminal illness and all stages and types of dementia. Last year, the agency served more than 21,000 patients and their families with comfort, dignity and compassionate care.

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “After 36 amazing years in television news, I was privileged to interview so many fascinating people and tell incredibly compelling stories — and now, I feel blessed to help families who would otherwise be alone during a vulnerable time of life, caring for someone they dearly love.”

SURPRISING FACT: “I’m a passionate thrift shopper and love hunting for treasure! What a thrill to snap up spectacular bargains from designers like Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada and more (and yes, I find a lot of fabulous things at our White Dove Thrift Shoppes!). There’s nothing like the look on a woman’s face after she compliments my outfit and I confess it cost a whopping $16.”

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “I can’t pick just one! I’m inspired by many women who have taught me the importance of living for others — professional mentors and personal ones, who model grace and humility and lead with servant hearts. They nurture relationships that matter — faith and family foremost, flowing to friends and professional colleagues. They share without hesitation, encourage and lift one another and always make time to help others no matter how busy they are.”

Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022

Dr. Suzanne BentzRed Mountain Weight Loss

Stephanie A. Bivens, Bivens & Associates

Rachel M. Bond, MD, Dignity Health

Suzanne Boyles, City of Buckeye

Alaina Chabrier, SRP

Margaret Chamberlain, OneAZ Credit Union

Rachel Davis-Schultz, CopperPoint Insurance Companies 

Jennifer Delgado, Burch & Cracchiolo

Brigitte Finley Green, Engelman Berger

Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Christine Gannon, BrightWorks Consulting

Karen Hoffman Tepper, PhD, Terros Health

Dawn Jones, Intel

Lisa Lovallo, Cox Communications

Lyndel Manson, Arizona Board of Regents

Carli Ann McClure, Grant Thornton

Karla Morales, Arizona Technology Council

Emily Nachlas, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Breanna Naegeli, PhD, Grand Canyon University

Shar Najafi-Piper, PhD, Copa Health

Christina Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld

Grace O’Sullivan, Arizona State University

Reena Rastogi, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sara Regan, Desert Financial Credit Union

Karen Roch,  Credit Union West

Lisa Rulney, University of Arizona

Melanie Smihula, Edkey Sequoia Schools

Sherry Stotler, Valleywise Health

Lynn Toler, TV judge and host 

Kelli Tonkin, Enterprise Bank & Trust

Telle VanTrojen, Geneva Financial

Ruth Veloria, University of Phoenix

Amy Walters, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Annabel Whiting, PNC

Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo 

Sandra Zebrowski, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022

Morgan Betancourt, project director, Okland Construction 

Keri Davies, partner, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Alicia Hardwick, leasing manager, Prologis

Michelle Heeb, president and CEO, Forward Tilt

Dani Huval, business development director, Chasse Building Team

Bev Jensen, regional operations manager, Colliers

Carrie Kelly, executive director, Arizona Association for Economic Development

Alexandra Loye, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, CEO and COO, Canyon State Electric

Nancy McClure, first vice president, CBRE

Kathleen Morgan, managing director, Newmark

Vicki Robinson, senior vice president, JLL

Heather Skinner, vice president of global real estate, JP Morgan Chase

Angela Watson, president and CEO, Shepley Bulfinch